This survey applies to any Member of a Canine Control affiliated with the ANKC Ltd and who has been an owner of a registered Rottweiler for at least twelve [12] months. In the interests of the breed, please read the survey carefully and reply by completing the “return slip” below and return to the ANKC Ltd Administrator, PO Box 309, Carina, QLD. 4152, or by email to: by COB 7 September, 2016. If sending via email, please clearly note in the Subject Heading “ROTTWEILER SURVEY”.

ANKC Ltd is seeking the views of Rottweiler owners if they wish to introduce a Litter Registration Limitation (LRL) so that “Effective 1 February 2017 any dog born a Natural Bobtail will be eligible to be registered on the Limited Register only and flagged ‘NOT TO BE UPGRADED’”.

The description for a Natural Bobtail Rottweiler is not found within our adopted standard (FCI Standard No: 147 dated 19/06/2000), which is the standard of the Country of Origin (Germany). The Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub (ADRK) views that the bobtailed dog is seen as deformed, meaning that it should not be shown and believe that due to the fact that the short tail is mostly hereditary, they should not be bred with (within Germany they would not pass the breed suitability test).

As per the ANKC National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership, members shall constantly strive to improve their knowledge of their chosen breed, and their knowledge of the requirements for the care, welfare and betterment of dogs. A member shall also breed primarily for the purpose of improving the quality and / or working ability of the breed in accordance with the breed standard, and not specifically for the pet or commercial market. Individuals that continuously and purposely breed for undesirable traits are not breeding to the standard or to improve the breed, instead these individuals are practicing unethical breeding.